Podcast: John Cotton Richmond

The Let’s Give a Damn podcast featured Founding Director John Richmond on its Sept. 27, 2017 episode. John Cotton Richmond has been helping, loving, and serving people for quite some time. He started out working to free people from human slavery with the International Justice Mission. He then serve das the Special Litigation Counsel with … Continue reading Podcast: John Cotton Richmond

Podcast: Voice of Influence – Bringing Hope to the Hopeless Around the Globe

The Voice of Influence podcast featured Founding Director John Richmond on its Sept. 11, 2017 episode. Are you overwhelmed by the problem of sex trafficking and forced labor in the world? Sometimes it feels like a hopeless reality. What can really be done to make a difference? Well, today I have a leader in the … Continue reading Podcast: Voice of Influence – Bringing Hope to the Hopeless Around the Globe

Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog: The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Founding Directors Victor Boutros and John Richmond reflect on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on the Oxford Human Rights Hub blog. July 30th marked the UN’s fourth annual World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which seeks to increase awareness of human trafficking as a serious crime and human rights violation. Traffickers make money … Continue reading Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog: The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Podcast: Inefficiency – Modern Day Super Heroes

The Inefficiency podcast featured Founding Directors John Richmond and Victor Boutros on its Aug. 26, 2017 episode. John Richmond and Victor Boutros are co-founding directors of The Human Trafficking Institute, an organization set on decimating slavery worldwide by getting at the root, traffickers. Both are former prosecutors of the U.S. Department of Justice Human Trafficking … Continue reading Podcast: Inefficiency – Modern Day Super Heroes

Boutros Featured in Baylor Magazine for Anti-Human Trafficking Work

A Tangible Hope Baylor Magazine – Summer 2017 For years, Victor Boutros, BA ’98, battled modern day slavery as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he investigated and prosecuted international human trafficking, hate crimes and official misconduct cases around the country. His passion for such work began growing while he was … Continue reading Boutros Featured in Baylor Magazine for Anti-Human Trafficking Work

President Obama Makes Proclamation for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

On December 28, President Barack Obama released a proclamation naming January “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.” Our Nation wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that nearly tore us apart — its fundamental notion in direct contradiction with our founding premise that we are all created equal. The courageous individuals who … Continue reading President Obama Makes Proclamation for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

UNODC releases 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

Today, the UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released its 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. The report states that “children make up almost a third of all human trafficking victims worldwide. Additionally, women and girls comprise 71 percent of human trafficking victims.” UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov “stressed that more … Continue reading UNODC releases 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

Institute Partners with Wake Forest for “Combatting Human Trafficking” Symposium

Founding Directors Victor Boutros and John Richmond, a 1998 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, partnered with the Wake Forest Law Review to present, “Combatting Human Trafficking: Current Trends and Cutting Edge Issues,” on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center at Wake Forest. Richmond led a session called, “2016 Federal Human … Continue reading Institute Partners with Wake Forest for “Combatting Human Trafficking” Symposium